26 Postdoctoral Fellowships in all research fields in France

The Paris Region ranks among the most competitive regions in the world for higher education, research and development, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP) aims to foster excellence in research, by training and developing international mobility and careers of outstanding researchers at post-doctoral level from a large panel of disciplines and of all nationalities. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND.

These Experienced Researchers (ER) will design and implement their original research project in a first-class research group of their choice belonging preferably to one of the 13 “Domain of Major Interest” (DMI) labels endorsed by the Paris Region. The DMIs are key research sectors on which the Paris Region focuses policy support and investments to strengthen its international attractiveness and intersectoral mobility.

  • Mathematical science incl. interactions, data science

  • Computer science incl. security, communication, artificial intelligence

  • Astrophysics and conditions for the appearance of life incl. space observations, planets, exobiology

  • Porous solids science applied in renewable energy, environment, health

  • Air quality incl. environment, health, public policy

  • One Health incl. infectiology, vaccines.

  • Life sciences incl. microfluidics, imaging, Big Data

  • Longevity and aging incl. geriatrics, gerontechnologies, social aspects

  • Gene therapy and genetics

  • Quantum technologies

  • Heritage and ancient materials

  • Digital humanities

  • Arabic and Islamic history, society, culture

Two calls of 2-year postdoctoral fellowships are planned to recruit a total of 52 ERs. The October 2020 call will recruit 26 fellows. 

Closing of the call: October, 21, 2020


ParisRegionFP will offer a novel international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral training programme for ERs, covering scientific, academic and industrial topics in the identified key sectors (or DMI scientific themes) as well as hands-on knowledge in non-research oriented transferable skills. The educational and research programme will be implemented by leading universities and 20 extra-academic partner organisations, covering actors from prestigious culture-related organisations and human resource actors to large industries and SMEs in various economic sectors.

The scientific actors will ensure infrastructure capacity and high-level environment to conduct excellent research. Extra-academic partners will contribute to the implementation of ParisRegionFP by hosting ERs during secondments or visits and/or by providing training, mentoring or career development opportunities.

ParisRegionFP will reinforce network structuration and complete the existing programmes of the Paris Region and its partners for increased impact, by focusing on the recruitment and the training of international emerging leaders to foster research and innovation in the Paris Region.

Important: It will be up to the applicants to search and get in touch with the most suitable host centre (and secondment organisation(s)) to discuss a potential cooperation and research project. A list of Paris Region laboratories is available here.

For further information please go to parisregion.eu/parisregionfp to and read the short guide.

Contact: prfp@iledefrance.fr

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